There is a man in Sweden who received disability benefits for his “addiction” to heavy metal. He reportedly went to 300 concerts in one year which left him unable to hold down a job.
When University of Vienna students were asked their reasons behind choosing to learn Finnish, 97 per cent of respondents said the main factor behind their decision was heavy metal music.
There was a death metal band whose lead vocalist was a parrot.
In 1990, parents sued Judas Priest over their son’s suicide, claiming a song contained the words “Do it” when listened to backwards. Judas Priest won the case, and said if they did add subliminal messages, it would have said “Buy seven records”.
On September 19, 1985, when Frank Zappa famously testified before Congress to protest the PMRC’s attempt to legislate and censor heavy metal music lyrics, Zappa compared the proposed legislation to “treating dandruff by decapitation”.